BarBQ Plaza’s Unlimited Refill Is A Meat-Lover’s Dream

Mookata, commonly called Thai-style barbecue, comes from the words mu (pig/pork) and kratha (pan/skillet). Believed to have been inspired by Mongolian and Korean barbecues, the concept was first popularised in Thailand – and has since spread across Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, you will find many mookata joints, usually non-halal, that serve pork, seafood and meat, to be sizzled on a dome-shaped pan oiled with lard. … Continue reading BarBQ Plaza’s Unlimited Refill Is A Meat-Lover’s Dream

Review: Unlimited BBQ @ Rocku Yakiniku, 1 Utama Shopping Centre Petaling Jaya

What’s better than barbecue? UNLIMITED BARBECUE.  There’s nothing like the sizzle of fresh meat as it hits the grill, and the glisten of oil and juices over beautifully marbled slices of pork belly. You get all that, and more, at Rocku Yakiniku, a popular Japanese-style barbecue (yakiniku)joint located within 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya.  Video here. Scroll to the bottom to read … Continue reading Review: Unlimited BBQ @ Rocku Yakiniku, 1 Utama Shopping Centre Petaling Jaya

Food Review: Korean BBQ @ Apple + Samgyupsal, Bandar Puteri Puchong

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Apple + Samgyupsal – they have several branches in Kuala Lumpur and around the Klang Valley – but never had the chance to try it out until recently. C and I felt like having meat, so we headed to lunch at their Bandar Puteri Puchong branch. As the name suggests, the restaurant specializes in apple-based dishes, and … Continue reading Food Review: Korean BBQ @ Apple + Samgyupsal, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Review: BBQ Plaza, IOI Mall Puchong

Love barbecue and hotpot? You can have the best of both at BBQ Plaza, a popular mookata chain with various outlets across Malaysia. Originally from Thailand, mookata (or mu kratha – literally pan/skillet pork) combines a Korean-style raised barbecue plate with a Chinese-style hotpot on the edges. BBQ Plaza is one of the pioneers of this style of cooking in Malaysia, although now it’s quite easy to … Continue reading Review: BBQ Plaza, IOI Mall Puchong

Food Review: Chiang Mai Mookata & Thai Street Food@ Skypod Square Puchong

Moo-kata, or Thai style barbecue, is all the rage these days: judging by the increasing number of outlets popping up in and around the Klang Valley. What I like about it is that you can barbecue AND boil your food on the unique stove at the same time! My first experience with it was in Phuket in 2015. I. Was. Hooked. Even today, I can … Continue reading Food Review: Chiang Mai Mookata & Thai Street Food@ Skypod Square Puchong

Huo Lu Ai Korean BBQ, Setiawalk Puchong

Update: This restaurant is permanently closed.  Had an urge to go swimming over the weekend. Our National Aquatic Center is closed until 2017 (!?) in preparation for the Southeast Asian games. Boo, because that’s the closest public swimming pool to my house. Thankfully C was in the mood, so we went to her apartment at Koi Kinrara. They have an infinity pool that looks over … Continue reading Huo Lu Ai Korean BBQ, Setiawalk Puchong

All You Can Eat Korean Buffet – San Nae Deul, One City USJ

Update 2021: This restaurant is permanently closed. You know what they say about ‘authentic’ restaurants – they’re the ones serving a customer base made up of that particular cuisine’s ethnic group. So when Grace and I walked into San Nae Deul at One City, USJ, we knew we were in for a good K-BBQ experience. On our left and right were Korean customers jabbering away in … Continue reading All You Can Eat Korean Buffet – San Nae Deul, One City USJ